TimeCapsule: 2 Partitions possible?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MBX, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. MBX macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006

    Is it possible to create a partition on TimeCapsule assigned for TimeMachine (let's say 40%) and the rest for normal hard-drive usage?
  2. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    The short answer is no, not easily. And there is the risk of voiding your warranty. A search will bring up the relevant threads with more in depth answers. Not trying to pass the buck, but seriously, search for "Time Capsule Partition" and the first few hits will answer your question.
  3. macnvrbck macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2005
    All answer... very very vague. Why is this so difficult?
  4. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    Disk Utility seems to only be able to partition drives that are physically connected to the computer. I believe some people have been able to create a disk image on the Time Capsule's HDD by mounting it prior to starting Disk Utility, and then creating disk images the size of the partitions they want to use. I'm not exactly sure of how to do this as I haven't had the need. However, if you want to create an actual partition, you need to pop open the TC and seat the HDD into an external enclosure. Then you proceed to partition it with Disk Utility. Again, I'm not sure exactly how to do this, but a search may help you further. Also, opening the TC will void your warranty.

    Best thing to do is to use the TC's HDD for backup and connect an external for AirDisk.

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